On Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 3:57 PM, Jonathan Chen <j...@chen.org.nz> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 03:23:50PM -0400, jamgill wrote: > > On Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 3:04 PM, Yuri Pankov <yuri.pan...@gmail.com> > wrote: > > > > > On Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 02:30:08PM -0400, j. wrote: > > > > Where did my capacity go and how can I get it back? > > > > > > > > deathray# du -sh /var > > > > 70M /var > > > > > > > > > > > > deathray# df -h /var > > > > Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity Mounted on > > > > /dev/da0d 248M 214M 15M 94% /var > > > > > > > > > > > > Thanks, > > > > > > > > --j. > > > > > > http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en/books/faq/disks.html#DU-VS-DF > > > > > > > > > > Thanks, Yuri. According to the FAQ you linked, wouldn't a good > smattering > > of "sync ; sync ; sync ; sync ; sync" cause the the two to reflect the > sizes > > accurately? > > This will do nothing if a process has an open file descriptor on a > deleted file. Use fstat(1) or lsof to help hunt down the offending > process. Thanks for the reply. This helped me solve my problem. fstat /var didn't show me anything interesting, but fstat -v var did indicate a bunch of "cant read vnode at 0x0 for pid ..." so i installed lsof and saw that httpd and mysqld had a lot more open files than I expected, and several of those were not open to a specific file but to /var (/dev/da0d) ... after restarting the services (i cheated, I rebooted) the space reported by du and df are now much closer. And, importantly, postfix knows it has some room to do its thing in the /var partition. Thanks again. > > -- > Jonathan Chen <j...@chen.org.nz> > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > When all else fails, RTFM > -- "Build a man a fire, he'll be warm for a night... set a man on fire, he will be warm for the rest of his life" _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"